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Wave Energy Planning and Marketing (WAVEPLAM)

Research Study Annex IV

Title: Wave Energy Planning and Marketing (WAVEPLAM)
Researcher:
Start Date:
October 01, 2007
Research End Date:
October 01, 2010
Country:
Technology Type:
Info Updated:
May 17, 2012
Study Status: 
Completed
Princple Investigator Contact Information: 

Name: Jose Ramon Lopez (project coordinator)

Email: jrlopez@eve.es

Project Description: 

To develop tools, establish methods and standards, and create conditions to speed up introduction of ocean energy into the European renewable energy market, tackling in advance non-technological barriers and conditioning factors that may arise when these technologies are available for large-scale development. Despite the fact that in these last years there has been an increase of wave energy research, it is necessary to gather all efforts in order to create a European ocean energy market. The WAVEPLAM project will contribute to the creation of this market through diverse actions. The first action was to increase the knowledge of decision makers and investors about the technology state of the art, the different non-technological barriers and the best practices to overcome them and build the proper tools to create the conditions to speed up the interest and the investment in wave energy projects among target groups.

 

One of WAVEPLAM’s expected results was to guarantee communication and transfer of knowledge with relevant agents and institutions throughout Europe and facilitate the creation of networks through projects. This way, through its dissemination actions, WAVEPLAM aimed to develop tools, create standard methods and the necessary conditions to speed up introduction of ocean energy into the European renewable energy market.

Funding Source: 

European Commission funded project under the Intelligent Energy – Europe Executive Agency programme

Location of Research: 

Eight partners, members of the UE were involved in this project from the following countries: Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Greece, Ireland, Belgium and Denmark

Related Publications: 
  • Report on the State of the art, non-technological barriers and best practices.
  • Report on the State of the art, non-technological barriers and best practices.
  • A Cautiously Optimistic Review of the Technical Status of Wave Energy Technology.
  • Identification and mitigation of non-technological barriers.
  • Best practices Reports available in the project website.
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